Dr. Alenka Braček Lalić is Vice Dean for Research and Co-Director of Executive MBA study program at IEDC-Bled School of Management, Postgraduate Studies. She is also heavily engaged with CEEMAN, an International Association for Leadership Development in Dynamic Societies, which has its Headquarters at IEDC-Bled School of Management where she acts as International Quality Accreditation (IQA) Director.
Dr. Braček Lalić holds PhD and MSc from Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Ljubljana in the areas of human resource management, internationalization and quality assurance in higher education. Before joining IEDC-Bled School of Management, Postgraduate Studies and CEEMAN in September 2015 she was an Advisor to the Minister of Education of the Republic of Slovenia and Senior Advisor at Slovenian Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education where she worked from 2011-2015. Preparation of her PhD thesis was partially funded by European Commission on which she worked as a Young Researcher in Economy (RR & CO. Knowledge Centre Ltd.) (from 2008-2011). She gained a lot of different perspectives regarding higher education while she was working as an Assistant for International Relations at Faculty of Administration, University of Ljubljana (from 2004-2008).
She is specialized in providing quality enhancement advisory services for management education institutions in emerging or recently emerged markets. In her position of CEEMAN IQA Director she has been part of numerous accreditation procedures provided for management education institutions in Ukraine, Kazakhstan, Russia, Poland, Latvia. She has also been an external evaluation expert nominated by several institutions, such as Centre of the Republic of Slovenia for Mobility and European Educational and Training Programs (Slovenia), Ministry of Education (Montenegro) and Academic Information Centre (Latvia). She acts as a Chair of the Council at National Education Institute of the Republic of Slovenia and as a member of EQUAL Board.
Besides professional engagements related to quality enhancement Dr. Braček Lalić is also Assistant Professor at IEDC-Bled School of Management, Postgraduate Studies and active as a researcher. Currently she acts as one of Principal Research Investigators of research on Management and Leadership Development Needs in Dynamically Changing Societies (19 countries, 33 research partners) and is engaged with several other research projects (INTERREG, Horizon 2020). Her main research interests are related to management education, internationalization, quality, global citizenship, social responsibility.